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Regional News of Thursday, 9 June 2011

Source: GNA

Youth in Road Maintenance to recruit beneficiaries in Volta Region

Ho, Jun 9, GNA - A total of 900 people in the Volta Region would be recruited into the Youth in Road Maintenance Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

The NYEP would collaborate with Zeera Group of Companies to execute the model and the 900 beneficiaries, would patch potholes, clear choked gutters and weed along roads.

Madam Jessie Ekumebu, Volta Regional NYEP Coordinator, at the launch of the Module in Ho on Thursday, said since the assumption of office of the current government, the NYEP modules in the Region have increased from six to 18 with beneficiaries, increasing from 5,253 to 15,154.

"It is significant to note that the NYEP has improved over this short period and given a little more time, its impact on the youth will improve significantly", she said.

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, commended the Zeera Group for partnering the NYEP, and called for more public-private partnership to create more employment avenues for the youth.

Mr Isaac Kodobisah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, said the Municipality alone had 1,150 beneficiaries under 10 modules compared to 330 beneficiaries under four modules previously.

Alhaji Tapsoba, Deputy National Coordinator of NYEP in charge of Operations, advised beneficiaries against drunkenness 93warning that anyone found drunk on the job would be sacked as it is too dangerous to be drunk and working on a road at the same time".